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Old 03-04-2012, 04:30 PM
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Default I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

Can anyone help me out? I need some cheap but good sticks, preferably carbon, I had some carbon ones that lasted about 8 months, but now I've only been able to get wooden ones, which I get through in a matter of weeks, mainly because I do a lot of heavy drumming, can someone recommend some good sticks?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

Aquarian makes some very durable stick models.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

Although they are not carbon, I've had good luck with Vater sticks. Very durable and consistant.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

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Although they are not carbon, I've had good luck with Vater sticks. Very durable and consistant.
Yeah, I've gone back to those, they seem to be holding out pretty well.

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Aquarian makes some very durable stick models.
That's a good point, I've heard about them, I'll check them out.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

Have you tried Carbosticks? They're quite readily available in Europe but not state-side so much. I have pair that I bought in Greece. They play well, they actually "amplify" the drums when I'm using them. I'm too used to the feel of wood, however, so I use them sparingly.

http://www.sound-essentials.com/carbostick/
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

You could try Ahead. The are aluminum, with a plastic sleeve to protect your gear from getting damaged. Not really cheap at $30 a pair, but they will last you a really long time as long as you change the plastic covers when they get all chewed up....
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

Resistant to what? The only thing mine are resistant to is hitting the drum head.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

if you use carbo sticks or metal sticks you risk damaging your gear.

The wood is softer and so is absorbing some of the shock when you play. Thats better for your body and your drums. These other stick types will be more durable but dont absorb the energy so you may risk damaging your drums and/or yourself!

I'd say its more a question of re-evaluating your technique or dynamics. If you play in a loud band maybe they can turn down? Otherwise id rather spend money on replacing broken sticks rather than replacing broken snare drums / drumheads and cymbals!
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: I need good, cheap, resistant sticks.

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if you use carbo sticks or metal sticks you risk damaging your gear.

The wood is softer and so is absorbing some of the shock when you play. Thats better for your body and your drums. These other stick types will be more durable but dont absorb the energy so you may risk damaging your drums and/or yourself!

I'd say its more a question of re-evaluating your technique or dynamics. If you play in a loud band maybe they can turn down? Otherwise id rather spend money on replacing broken sticks rather than replacing broken snare drums / drumheads and cymbals!
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Well at least with Ahead, can't comment on Carbo sticks.
Ahead drumsticks have a soft plastic cover over the metal. This cover is SOFTER than wood, and will protect your gear from damage. It's only when players wear out the covers too much, and don't take the time to replace them (for $4) that you run the risk of damaging gear.
Also, Ahead sticks have a built-in anti vibration system. They reduce shock something like up to 10% more than wood.

AND... they have a 60 day warranty.
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